Manasa was 6 years old when she arrived at the Foundation in late 2008. Prior to that she lost her father to AIDS in 2007 and soon after her mother as well. Despite an extended family no one was willing to look after her due to being HIV+ve. When she was admitted to the Foundation she was not in the best of health and very quickly her immune status was assessed and she was started on highly active retroviral therapy however due to immune reconstitution she came down with many infections the most serious of them being TB & Cryptococcal Meningitis with hydrocephalus in 2010. This almost took her life and though she recovered she was severely affected, as she could not stand, balance or walk. In fact the doctors said that she might not recover.
However she is a fighter and she did recover though there are many disadvantages and today on the verge of joining a school for children with special needs as she has lost 4 years of formal school.
The assistance received towards this project listed on Global Giving goes towards meeting the needs of such children. From time of posting till date a total of US $2529 have been received from 27 contributors. During the months of Jan, March & May 2013 US $ 323, 506 & 1406 have been disbursed to the project.
The Foundation and all the kids say a “Big Thank You”
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